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Fall 2022 Climate Finance Intern
Req ID 6993
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Fall 2022 Climate Finance Intern


Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

Nationally recognized as a Top 100 internship program, WSP USA hosts hundreds of interns across the United States to gain hands-on, meaningful work experience to enhance their education and professional aptitude. Our interns gain exposure to real projects while working side by side with senior staff. Through our Developing Professionals Network, interns gain mentorship, networking opportunities and lifelong career connections.

Our Climate Finance Advisors (CFA) team is seeking a Senior Fall 2022 Climate Finance Intern to work out of our Arlington, VA and/or New York, NY offices. CFA, member of WSP, works with clients to accelerate sustainable, climate-aligned investment to benefit society, the economy and the environment. We specialize in helping our clients develop climate finance strategies, appraise and structure climate-aligned investments, channel public and private capital to sustainable investment, and integrate climate considerations into investment decisions, financial products and services, and policies.

Your Impact

  • Research on the topic of climate finance, sustainable development, and investment to support CFA team members and client engagements.
  • Support financial modeling and analytical support for project financing, climate risk, resilience, and associated financial structures.
  • Support the preparation of funding proposals and Request for Proposals, case studies, reports, presentations, articles, and blogs, including research and drafting.
  • Support client projects with the broader Sustainability, Energy, Climate Change (SECC) team, which includes but is not limited to sustainability reporting and disclosure; greenhouse gas inventory management; decarbonization and net zero.
  • General administrative support as required to help the team manage clients, partner relationships, and CFA operations.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Finance, Economics, International Affairs, Environmental Management, or related, Masters or PhD program.
  • Demonstrated interest in international development, clean energy investment, climate change policy, insurance, risk management, and/or private sector financing, or related topics, and have a strong desire to advance skills related to WSP’s work and projects.
  • Demonstrated interest in at least one of the following: blended finance for climate, climate risk and disclosure, climate investment strategies, climate investment due diligence.
  • Advanced proficiency in reports, spreadsheets, and presentations using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Authorization to work in the United States at the start of the internship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in quantitative analysis, financial analysis, and financial modeling preferred. 
  • Prior internship experience.


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required
  • Job Status: Intern
  • Employee Type: Part
  • Primary Location: ARLINGTON - N 17TH
  • All locations: US-NY-New York, US-VA-Arlington

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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